WISE’s new online sessions, giving the WISE community the opportunity to connect, share experiences, and ask questions to help each other in these fast-moving times.
A space to share practical and positive lessons and stories. What are we learning from the last few months about how we work which has an impact on gender balance across STEM in business and academia? What practical tips can we share, and what questions should we be asking? How can we ensure we come back from this stronger for women?
We will discuss flexible working, mental health and mentoring among other topics.
Faye Jenkins – BAM Nuttall
Faye is an award winning, leading voice in the engineering industry with over 15 years’ experience in Social Impact across major projects both in the UK and abroad. Faye leads the ‘Enhancing Lives’ agenda for the UK infrastructure business BAM Nuttall, which sees her working with supply chain, designers, clients, funders and commissioners across the procurement and deployment of major public funded infrastructure such as road and rail. This means ensuring place-led design and delivery of infrastructure creates long-term positive social impact through meaningful opportunities for all. Faye is a champion for diversity and inclusion, in particular striving for gender parity and mentoring women who are looking for careers in engineering.
Abigail Vocking – Intel
Abi Vocking has over 20 years’ experience working in the field of Strategic Sourcing and HR. Abi is an IT Strategic Sourcing Manager and has been at Intel for nearly 15 years. Abi lives in Bath and is currently working full time at home alongside her husband and 2 girls.
Dr Laura Hills – Brunel University
Laura is the Associate Dean (Equality and Diversity) for the College of Health and Life Sciences and a Reader in Sociology of Sport at Brunel University London. Her research focuses broadly on issues relating to sport, equality and social justice with specialisms in gender and qualitative methods of evaluation. She has worked with the English Football Association for the past ten years and this research has led to five changes to their national policy on mixed gender sport. As part of her interest in inclusion, Laura has worked with a number of charities seeking to use sport to improve the lives of young people including: Street League, StreetGames, and UsGirls. Laura also has an ongoing interest in safeguarding and sport and was on the research team that contributed to the development of the International Safeguards for Children in Sport.